Something else I’m noticing along this homeward stretch: the use of a couple of newly formed words, usta and wuzza. I say newly formed as I recognize “used to” and “was a.”
I am quite certain many of us who have reached the three-score and ten years and beyond are aware of hearing them, using them, and perhaps incorporating them into our vocabulary.
These two new words seem to replace other phrases of years gone by, when it was easier to say, “I am going to, I will, I am, I should, I did, I won’t, I tried, I believe, I can, I hope, I wish, I want; I am so busy, if I just had time I would …” Now I do have time, but the odd thing is I don’t remember what it was, exactly, I was planning to do.
But I wuzza a homemaker, wife and mother, and I usta be very busy.
It was a very good time I find today a very good time If tomorrow comes, I will find it to be a very good time.
“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”(Psalm 118:24)
“(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)”(2 Corinthians 6:2)